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LARED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 07:44 AM
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1. Who gets abortions
Half of the roughly 1.2 million U.S. women who have abortions each year are 25 or older. Only about 17 percent are teens. About 60 percent have given birth to least one child prior to getting an abortion.

A disproportionately high number are black or Hispanic. And regardless of race, high abortion rates are linked to hard times.

It doesnt just happen to young people, it doesnt necessarily have to do with irresponsibility, said Miriam Inocencio, president of Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island. Women face years and years of reproductive life after theyve completed their families, and theyre at risk of an unintended pregnancy that can create an economic strain.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22689931/ns/health-womens_h... /

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